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Re: Dependency loops considered harmful?



On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 06:58:35PM +0200, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
> I've noticed that we have quite a lot of dependency loops in
> repositories. The current i386 rawhide has 354 packages which are part
> of one or more loops.
> 
> Is that ok? I've always thought it's something that should be avoided
> as it makes life harder for rpm, yum and users trying to manually
> install or remove rpms. I even remember few incidents where a loop
> caused serious troubles when installing packages with scriptlets.

Currently MinGW has an unavoidable dependency loop, requiring you to
start with a binary package.  (Eventually you can build everything
from source).

Such loops are unavoidable where you have any sort of bootstrapping of
compilers.

Rich.

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